Kazuma Yonenaga

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Two infants, aged 36 days old (Case 1) and 18 days old (Case 2) with interrupted aortic arch types B and A, respectively, and with severe aortic stenosis, were successfully operated on by use of pulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass. The great arteries were normally related in Case 1 and were transposed in Case 2. Repair involved the following procedure:(More)
Myocardial distribution of the retrograde flow through the coronary sinus in the canine heart was evaluated by observing the corrosion casts of the myocardial vessels after coronary sinus injection of a low-viscosity resin, Mercox, a compound that passes through capillaries. The apex and the left ventricular free wall were well perfused at the microvascular(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We assigned a threshold to arterial spin-labeling (ASL) perfusion-weighted images (PWI) from patients with acute ischemic stroke and compared them with dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion images to examine whether mismatch can be determined. METHODS Pseudocontinuous ASL was combined with dynamic susceptibility contrast PWI in(More)
Pulmonary vascular disease was morphometrically analyzed in 67 patients (mean age, 19 months) with isolated complete atrioventricular canal defect. Complete obstruction of the small pulmonary arterial lumen resulting from acute fibrous proliferation and atrophy of the peripheral arterial media, which were considered absolute operative contraindications,(More)
Between June 1984 and September 1987, 48 patients underwent Lecompte's modification of the arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries, including transposition with intact ventricular septum with preparatory pulmonary artery banding (n = 18), with patent ductus arteriosus (n = 11), with dynamic left ventricular outflow tract(More)
Forty patients with complete atrioventricular canal (CAVC) underwent primary repair at Fukuoka Children's Hospital in Fukuoka, Japan, between August 1, 1981 and July 31, 1989. The age at repair ranged from 2 months to 6 years (mean 19 months); weight ranged from 2.3 to 22 kg. The surgical mortality was 2.5%. Justification for early primary repair was(More)
From June 1984 to November 1990, 109 patients with transposition of the great arteries underwent arterial switch operation. There were 5 deaths, yielding a mortality rate of 4.6%. During this period, modifications of the surgical technique were devised to minimize intra- and postoperative problems, such as bleeding, kinking of the coronary arteries, aortic(More)
The lack of adequate myocardial preservation because of maldistribution of cardioplegic solution in coronary artery disease remains a perplexing problem. We compared two methods of cardioplegic delivery in dogs: antegrade aortic root perfusion (Group I) and retrograde coronary sinus perfusion (Group II). Metabolic changes and regional function in the(More)
Twenty infants with interrupted aortic arch associated with various intracardiac anomalies underwent primary complete repair using pulsatile high-flow cardiopulmonary bypass with a short period of circulatory arrest. Age at repair ranged from 11 to 126 days (mean age, 43 days). Weight ranged from 2.2 to 5.5 kg (mean weight, 3.4 kg). Associated cardiac(More)
Open heart surgery without the use of homologous blood transfusion was attempted in 81 pediatric patients weighing 5.5-14.9 kg. Autologous blood was donated from arterial monitoring line after induction of anesthesia. This donated blood, actual volume of 9.2 +/- 1.7 ml/kg, was reinfused following the cessation of extracorporeal circulation. Hemodilution(More)